Gonzaga University and Gonzaga Preparatory School are both named after Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, S.J., whose feast day is celebrated by Catholics on June 21. Aloysius Gonzaga was an Italian noble who is recognized as the patron saint of youth. He served people dying of the plague during the height of the Black Death and eventually succumbed to the il...

Calling all Vespas and Vespa fans! Casa Italiana Italian Cultural center in Burien is where the fun will be this Saturday, June 22, 2024, from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. at the annual Vespa Festa. You can enjoy a host of activities including eating Italian entrees prepared by Nando’s La Cucina Italiana and freshly baked hot-from-the oven Pizza, courtesy of the...

The Cheesemonger’s Shop owner John Pistoresi is set to open Pesto’s La Panineria, a new Italian sandwich shop, in the former location of Viadolce Gelato, this June. The shop will offer fresh, ready-to-go sandwiches and paninis, pasta and antipasto sides, and an array of Italian drinks and snacks.   Pesto’s will have a variety of spreads to customiz...

The IIC San Francisco, The Honorary Consulate of Italy in Seattle, Comites of San Francisco, and Casa Italiana are pleased to invite you to the Grand Opening of the exhibition Carissimo Pinocchio……. by ADI Design Museum Milano on Saturday June 15th from 3:00-6:00pm with light refreshments and drinks (available for purchase) at Casa Italiana, 13028...

A First Lieutenant in the Army, Mike Gasparro went from training soldiers at Fort Lewis, Washington, to leading them on aerial assaults from Firebase Bastogne in South Vietnam. The oldest of two sons, Mike Gasparro was born in Chicago to Michael and Theresa Fonzino Gasparro. His paternal grandparents emigrated from Senerchia in 1917, and his matern...

From the moment there’s sunshine, Washingtonians crowd local parks, hiking trails, and waterways, making the most of the blue skies. All this outdoor revelry works up quite the appetite! If, at the end of an al fresco day of fun, you’re in the mood for the biggest pizza in Washington, Talarico’s Pizzeria, a beloved West Seattle spot, has got you an...

Vince’s Italian, an old-fashioned Italian restaurant serving up traditional family recipes, just celebrated 50 years in Renton. Inspired by the possibilities posed by the American Dream, founders Vince and Ada Mottola emigrated from Naples, the birthplace of pizza, to the U.S. in 1954 and opened Vince’s Restaurant on Empire Way — now known as Marti...

Bombo Italian Kitchen from restaurateur and chef Ethan Stowell has opened at the Seattle Convention Center in Washington. Designed by Graham Baba Architects, the 4,200-square-foot restaurant features large bi-fold Douglas fir doors that open up to the center’s 9th Street plaza for an indoor-outdoor experience. Entering the restaurant from the plaza...

Seeing cattle graze in pastures along the Palouse Highway isn’t uncommon, but the herd grazing at Owens Farm is unusual. The grey-white cattle are 100% full-blood Piedmontese, a breed that originated in the Piedmont region of northwest Italy. Justin Owens and his wife, Lauren, are raising the herd on his late grandfather’s 200-acre spread. “I didn’...

No matter how many times you’ve seen “The Barber of Seville” — let alone heard the hit tune that Figaro, the title character, sings as his first entrance — you can expect fresh insights into this well-known score under Valentina Peleggi’s baton. The Italian conductor is bringing her special affinity with the brand of opera perfected by Rossini to t...